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Writing competition winner Holly Snowdon and her mum

Teen wins Day of the Disappeared writing competition

28 Aug 2014

Holly Snowdon channelled her own feelings of loss to create a powerful and moving poem that proved a winner.

Man speaking at a refugee service centre in England

Red tape and delays leave refugees in poverty, says report

28 Aug 2014

Refugees are falling destitute after getting government permission to stay – as they are not given enough time or support to sort out vital paperwork.

Volunteers discuss an incident with fireman

Volunteers help distressed group found in back of lorry

20 Aug 2014

Our emergency response volunteers have been supporting a group of 15 people who were found on board a lorry yesterday.

Fire and emergency support volunteer talking to a firefighter

Volunteers support passengers involved in M5 coach crash

19 Aug 2014

The British Red Cross raced to the scene earlier today to help passengers involved in a coach crash on the M5 in Gloucestershire.

Volunteer Graham Claxton responds to Lambeth roof collapse

Volunteers provide support at people trafficking incident

18 Aug 2014

The British Red Cross responded quickly to help a group of Afghan Sikh immigrants found in a shipping container this weekend.

Model on a catwalk at London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week: get the look at charity-shop prices

14 Aug 2014

This London Fashion Week, you don’t need a superstar’s salary to get the latest look. Stylist Emma Slade will be showing you how to copy the catwalk in your own home – with clothes from a British Red Cross charity shop.

Two men shopping at an outdoor market

£36 pounds is enough to live on, says Home Office

12 Aug 2014

A single asylum seeker will continue to receive around £36 a week – a figure that has not changed since April 2011 and is leaving many people in poverty.

A man carrying a girl

Red Crescent brings more help to civilians in Gaza

08 Aug 2014

The sick and wounded, as well as people left homeless and distressed, are still getting vital help from the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Gaza.

Volunteers with the Guinea Red Cross disinfect the Ratoma hospital in Tahouay, suburb of Conakry

Ebola Outbreak Appeal launched

01 Aug 2014

The British Red Cross has launched an appeal to help communities in West Africa affected by the deadly Ebola virus, which has so-far killed more than 720 people.